My name is Lyn and I am from the Central Coast, NSW, Australia. The Central Coast is approximately 1 hour north of Sydney, a beautiful part of the world to live. I moved here from Sydney many years ago, it used to be a very quiet place, but now it is busy, many people commute to Sydney or Newcastle. I live a 5 minute driveto numerous beautiful beaches, and I live a 2 minute walk to a large lake.
I only started in October 2017 after visiting Airbnbs in England & Italy in the middle of that year. I listed my booking and had a booking 10 minutes later (I thought "Oh ! I'm not ready yet") , but I managed. I wasretiredafter visiting many homes on my trip in 2017 and talking with the guests that I realised that I enjoy sharing ideas, travel stories and gaining travel information from people from many different nationalities in this beautiful world we all share. I became a Superhost in the first 3 months and have been a Superhost 4 times consecutively. I am the type of person that if I am going to do something I like to do it well.
I keep good records of my future, current & past guests(from my previous 'life' as a bookkeeper), I do the cleaning and bed making myself, I pride myself on how I do it, I have a routine that I follow, which I think is a must to do hosting well. I put a chocolate on each guests pillow and a flower in the guest room, if I have one in bloom. When I finish the room I double check that I haven't forgotten something -
milk in the fridge, magazines & a couple of books of sayings, poems etc.
Besides the fridge in their room, I also have teamaking facilities including biscuits, a TV/DVD player (I think probably most B'& Bs' have these.) I joke as an 'icebreaker' that I do all the work to have the room ready, but my dog, Sally gets all the attention !! This really helps, I think, in making guests feel comfortable. As a background in social work, I tend to think I can judge if guests want to interact or just want to do their own thing, but letting them know I am here if they need anything. I have waffled on a bit here, but I guess this is what this forum is like.